Hand in Hand is excited to partner with the Care Can’t Wait coalition, Caring Across Generations and NDWA to present the art installation Communities of Care located in Washington DC’s Freedom Plaza, July 13-17th 2021.

Photograph on the left: white man in wheelchair smiling standing next to thin black man also smiling. Photo on the Right: Group of three black women standing next to each other smiling, woman on the far right leans on the the woman in the center

Created by artist Paola Mendoza, Communities of Care illuminates the essential caregiving that takes place in our homes and communities every day, honoring caregivers, the people they care for, and the work and dedication that holds these intergenerational relationships together. As the pandemic visibilized how central care is to our lives and the economy, the exhibit’s portraits of care teams visibilize our interdependence – as well as the challenges that family caregivers, home care workers, children, older adults, and people with disabilities continue to face every day. 

Photo on the left: Two black women smiling embrace, one sits in a wheelchair. Image on the right: Man in wheel chair surrounded by caregivers that lean on his chair and lean on his shoulders. All are smiling

The project – commissioned by the Care Can’t Wait Coalition, in partnership with Caring Across Generations, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Hand in Hand, urges us to inspire vision into action by making a historical investment in vital home and community-based supports and services for caregivers and families so that everyone can live, care, and age with dignity. To see more photos, and read more about the project visit https://www.carecantwait.org/communities

Communities of Care Art Installation Participants:

Keith Gurgui
Tyler Tunison
Sandra Moore-Giles
Ethel Jones-Bowman
Cindy Childs
Gemma Calinda
Brianna Jostlin
Nina Lynch
Anne Brueckner
Zack Hilty
Lolli Edinger
Dinah Kiely
Sage Jobsis
Alyanna Morton
Darlene Pfeiffer
Patrice James
Lian Hurst Mann
Lupe Lopez
Melinda Hurst
Allen Galeon
Pura Sherri Bloom
Engracia Figueroa
Christine “June” Laing
Jake Jakubowski
Armando Perez
Cynde Soto
Jessica Boco
Bhumit Shah
Tyler Gallardo
Elena Vincent